Things are getting even more romantic at the Bellagio this summer. The resort’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites guests to embark on a journey through its new summer display, That’s Amore. Inspired by landscapes and romantic visions of Italy, the exhibit showcases the captivating beauty of the country with gorgeous fountains, crystal chandeliers and trees filled with lemons.
The romance begins in the East Garden with a canopy of lemon tree branches reminiscent of the romantic Da Paolino Restaurant in Capri. Under the canopy flows a gorgeous four-tiered, eight-foot fountain. Surrounding the area are bouquets of flowers and lemon tree branches in Italian vases. If you look up you will see giant lemons and a golden sun.
The 22-foot, vine-covered fountain overflowing with water will make you stop in your tracks as you enter the West Garden. The fountain pays tribute to The Fontana dell'Ovato located in Villa d’Este, a 16th century residence in Tivoli. Three Murano-inspired crystal chandeliers give this garden a special glow.
The North Garden will take you to the famous opera house Teatro alla Scala. Guests are welcomed to the show with burgundy velvet curtains that frame a bed. A picnic scene awaits guests at the bottom of a stunning stone staircase. The setting includes an intricate hand-made blanket, lemonade and a basket filled with flowers and food. It all overlooks a lake with two lover trumpeter swans.
Take a seat and enjoy the views of the lake on a majolica-tiled bench modeled after the famous tiled seat inside the Gardens of Augustus in Capri in the South Garden. The view includes a handcrafted vase streaming with water, multiple lion and monkey sculptures mounted on a foliage-covered wall, pillars covered in lemon tree branches, and lemon topiaries made up of 1,400 bright yellow flowers.
At night, lovers can walk amongst the light of the moon thanks to eight hanging Italian lanterns and three multi-tiered crystal chandeliers that give a soft glow over the garden. As you stroll take in the verdant cypress trees, thousands of blooming flowers and hundreds of lemons, which pay tribute to Italy’s sunrises and sunsets.
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.